Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Avery Akeman's Angels - $10,000 in 10 Days

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 Avery Akeman is a dear little girl in Texas who has been dealt what some consider a rotten hand in life. You can read a synopsis of her life on this site set up by friends of the family. In short, though, this 7 year old girl has spent over 400 days in inpatient care at the hospital, has endured over 20 surgeries, and has been to the emergency room over 20 times.

Her parents, however, don't hold to that rotten deal point of view. For them, she is a treasure and a blessing from God. Every trial, every tribulation is an opportunity to draw closer to Him. Every day, in every possible way, they show their trust in His plan, and what it means to fully rely on Him for everything.

Needless to say, medical expenses are a large part of the Akeman family budget. Friends of the family have issued a fund-raising challenge to help this family. They are asking for $10,000 to be raised in 10 days. The challenge started yesterday, 06/25/2012, and runs through Wednesday, 07/04/2012. As of this post, over $3,000 has been raised.

I know there are lots of worthy causes out there, and that most of the people reading this have no idea who the Akemans are, or what they've been going through. First and foremost, I ask that you pray for this family. Pray for Avery's health, pray for her medical team, and pray for her parents. Second, make a donation if you can. The donation link is at the top of the Avery Akeman's Angels page. Help raise $10,000 in 10 days for this family. It's only a drop in the bucket compared to their total expenses, but every little bit helps.


  1. Is there a medical expense account we can donate money to? Is it for medical expenses? Please post account designated for med. exp and I ill donate asap

    1. The donation link on the page listed above is the only one I'm aware of. The funds are going to the family to help offset any and all of their expenses, basically to be used as they see fit. I'm not aware of one that is earmarked solely for medical expenses.

    2. I'm not comfortable donating to support the whole family. I would be pleased to help with medical expenses only as this seems to be the biggest issue. Is there a way to do that or should I contact the family.

    3. That is the only donation link that I'm aware of.